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Most scary? I’d pick ISIS over Ebola any day
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt U.S. president (1933-45) ——— This will not be the first time I have expressed my admiration for FOX News anchor/reporter She...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Apple Festival leads the charge for coming events
The annual Cleveland Apple Festival was held on the Bradley County Courthouse Square over the weekend. For those who are unfamiliar with its history, the Apple Festival is a 501(c)(3) public charit...
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trying to live in a vacuum can lead to so many consequences for most
Several weeks ago I was invited to speak to the senior citizens at one of our local churches. After the meeting a lady came up to me and said, "When I get my paper, your column is the first thing I...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Week in History 10-19
The following items were compiled by the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library from old issues of the Cleveland Daily Banner and its forerunners, the Cleveland Banner, the Journal, and the Journa...
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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InkSpots: Mom’s gridiron paradise: her Bulldogs hit No. 1
“If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, ‘Roll, Tide, Roll!’” — Paul “Bear” Bryant College football coach (1913-1983) ——— Assuming sports banners are allowed ...
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stories of a world gone mad: ‘It’s probably going to rain’ is good enough for me
I've always empathized with weather forecasters. They get blamed when it rains. Some people get mad at them when it snows, and others get mad when it doesn't. Theirs is also a thankless job. While ...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smart Communities Initiative moving ahead with projects
The University of Tennessee students involved with the Smart Communities Initiative in our city have started working on their projects now. We extend a special welcome to them and to the faculty me...
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Standard and Poor’s gives us some great news
The change to cooler weather recently has been fantastic. The ability to go on walks outside, or even drive to destinations with the windows down has proven to be such a blessing. It seems that the...
Oct 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A person with class doesn’t use profanity
Have you ever heard someone say, "Get your mind out of the gutter?" I have. Many times. In fact, some people have said that to me after I had told a dirty or off-color story. This was many years ag...
Oct 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taking responsibility for how we communicate
Communication is a funny thing, and there is a lot that goes into trying to practice it well. At the time of this writing, I am trying to figure out how to best communicate with a group of 3- to 5-...
Oct 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pavilion, ‘Standing Tall’ create some exciting Greenway news
Last week two projects associated with the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway came to a conclusion as the iconic “big yellow chair” returned to the Greenway and a ribbon was cut, officially opening ...
Oct 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A letter from Mariana and memories from afar
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." — Nelson Mandela Former president, South Africa (1994-99); Anti-apartheid leader (1918-2013) ——...
Oct 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stories of a world gone mad: The unfortunate decline and fall of looking spiffy
I miss getting dressed up. More specifically, I miss the need to get dressed up. What has happened to us? Not too many years ago, in lots of situations ladies wore dresses, or at least slacks and a...
Oct 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cleveland Utilities birthday exemplifies ‘Spirit’ of service
Cleveland Utilities has been observing 75 years of city-provided electric power this week which is also National Public Power Week. In 1939, the Cleveland Board of Mayor and Commissioners, as the c...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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ISIS: Why it matters what we call them
On Sept. 10, President Obama addressed the nation and explained America’s strategy for dealing with the fanatic militants of ISIS. Although this most recent campaign in the Middle East feels somewh...
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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